Health Archive
13 April 2015, 06:23 PM ET
An extract made from the marijuana plan could provide some relief to people with severe epilepsy, according to a new study.
13 April 2015, 03:05 PM ET
A rare sleep disorder that makes people act out their dreams may be an early warning of a deadly neurological illness, a new review of previous research suggests.
13 April 2015, 02:21 PM ET
A California man tore a tendon in his thumb after playing a puzzle game on his smartphone too much, according to a new report of the case.
11 April 2015, 12:50 AM ET
Brown rice is a highly nutritious grain. It is good for the heart, aids digestion and may reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes and high cholesterol.
10 April 2015, 09:42 PM ET
Acid reflux disease, also called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), is a chronic condition that occurs when stomach contents wash up into the throat.
10 April 2015, 04:48 PM ET
Sleep problems are common in members of the military, and treating sleep issues early may reduce the risk of developing mental health conditions.
10 April 2015, 03:44 PM ET
A healthy woman developed a relentless burning feeling in her mouth that stumped doctors and dentists for months before its strange cause was found.
10 April 2015, 02:36 PM ET
President Obama has thrown his support behind a proposed bill that would ban so-called gay conversion therapy. But why is this treatment considered harmful?
10 April 2015, 07:24 AM ET
When it comes to technology in the classroom, having kindergartners share iPads may be better for learning than simply giving each child an iPad, a new study suggests.
09 April 2015, 07:28 PM ET
Being too thin in middle age might be bad for brain health later in life, a new study suggests.
09 April 2015, 06:13 PM ET
Hemp is a non-drug variety of the Cannabis plant with many uses.
09 April 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Plastic surgery can make women look more likable, socially adept and feminine according to a new study.
09 April 2015, 03:32 AM ET
Visits to the ER for drug overdoses are on the rise among young adults in the U.S., according to a new report.
08 April 2015, 05:00 PM ET
Short people have an increased risk of heart disease that may be partly due to their genes, a new study suggests.
08 April 2015, 04:01 PM ET
People who do artistic or crafty activities may have a lower risk dementia, researchers say.
08 April 2015, 09:52 AM ET
Awareness about drunken text messaging and tipsy Facebook posting could be an effective way to prevent excessive drinking on college campuses, a new study finds.
08 April 2015, 07:23 AM ET
When you sarcastically mutter "great!" and roll your eyes, there is a part of your brain that is allowing your wisecrack.
07 April 2015, 11:35 PM ET
THC is the main mind-altering ingredient found in the Cannabis plant.
07 April 2015, 11:26 PM ET
Lung cancer is the deadliest type of cancer, causing more than 150,000 deaths annually in the United States. Smoking is the No. 1 cause of lung cancer.
07 April 2015, 03:50 PM ET
Researchers found that animals with more copies of certain genes -- which are involved in fighting inflammation -- have longer life spans.
07 April 2015, 01:30 PM ET
A boy in Canada mysteriously became allergic to fish and nuts after he received a blood transfusion, according to a new case report.
07 April 2015, 01:26 PM ET
More U.S. teens are using long-term forms of birth control that they don’t have to remember every day, but these methods are still relatively uncommon.
07 April 2015, 12:09 PM ET
A new study identifies a number of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes that may help doctors provide women with more precise estimates of their cancer risk.
07 April 2015, 04:01 AM ET
A number of supplements marketed for weight loss and improved athletic performance contain a synthetic compound that is similar to the drug amphetamine.
06 April 2015, 10:13 PM ET
Quinoa, a plant from the Andes, is packed with protein, fiber and various vitamins and minerals.
06 April 2015, 07:08 PM ET
Many women who find out they have breast cancer want to know more about genetic testing, new research finds.
06 April 2015, 06:40 PM ET
The world's oldest person, an Arkansas woman named Gertrude Weaver, died at age 116 on Monday, according to news reports. Weaver had something in common with the woman who now holds the title of the world's oldest person: both attributed their longevity t
06 April 2015, 05:00 PM ET
Researchers scoured the medical literature, looking for long-term, rigorous studies of weight loss programs. Here's what they found.
06 April 2015, 04:27 PM ET
When exposed to cigarette smoke, MRSA bacteria get stronger, a new study finds.
06 April 2015, 03:47 PM ET
In the moments before death, conventional wisdom says that as the heart stops beating and blood stops flowing, the rest of the body slowly shuts down. But a new study suggests this view may in fact be wrong.
06 April 2015, 11:00 AM ET
Doing a few hours of exercise every week will probably help you live longer, but doing a whole lot more exercise doesn't provide much extra benefit, according to a new study.
06 April 2015, 02:16 AM ET
People who buy breastmilk online for their babies may be getting something they didn't ask for.